1966-06-01 Fighting Harada w pts 15 Eder Jofre, Tokyo, Martial Arts Hall, Japan - WORLD
1966-06-01 Fighting Harada w pts 15 Eder Jofre, Tokyo, Martial Arts Hall, Japan - WORLD. Referee: Nicholas Pope. Scorecards: 69-68, 71-68, 71-69. Starting in whirlwind fashion Harada (118) merely carried on where he left off in their previous battle, giving Jofre (116) no time to relax. With his high work-rate, Harada bombarded the former champion without let up to have him swaying and badly cut over the left eye in the latter stages. Outspeeded and outgamed, Jofre was unable to stop his man crowding him to the ropes where most of the damage was done. At the final bell Jofre was exhausted.
The fifth-rated Joe Medel would be the next challenger, having put the Jofre defeat behind him when going on to beat Harada, Katsuo Saito, Walter McGowan, Jesus Pimentel and Rudy Corona. He had also reversed points defeats at the hands of Manuel Barrios and Ray Asis.